SOUTH KOREA 2 – 4 ALGERIA
The Koreans and Algerians have not been known for their high scoring in the tournament so far but this game was quite a thriller that saw 6 goals.
It would only be 26 minutes before the first goal of the game was scored by Islam Slimani of Algeria and they also increased their lead again two minutes later, as Rafick Halliche scored a header and it was 2-0 before the half hour mark. Abdelmoumene Djabou sidefooted in a third, ten minutes later and would go in at the break leading with a hat trick of goals.
In the second half, Korea had decided enough was enough and put themselves on the scoresheet as Song Heung-min’s low shot pulled one back.
Yacine Brahimi added Algeria’s 4th goal and, despite Koo Ja-cheol scoring a 2nd goal for Korea, Algeria held on for their first World Cup win since 1982.
[written by] Stuart Drewery.
I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red. I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (about 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s.
I’m a die hard Liverpool fan (only supported ONE club in my whole life, Liverpool) and one of the most dedicated fans you’ll ever meet.